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The Sportswriter (1986)

by Richard Ford, Richard Ford

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Series: Frank Bascombe (1)

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Fiction. Literature. As a sportswriter, Frank Bascombe makes his living studying peopleâ??men, mostlyâ??who live entirely within themselves. This is a condition that Frank himself aspires to. But at thirty-eight, he suffers from incurable dreaminess, occasional pounding of the heart, and the not-too-distant losses of a career, a son, and a marriage. In the course of the Easter week in which Ford's moving novel transpires, Bascombe will end up losing the remnants of his familiar life, though with his spirits so… (more)
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This is the self absorbed ramblings of a lost man searching for meaning while championing all of his mechanisms to avoid any depth or meaning in his life. Despite that the book does engage and provide some thought provoking ideas. ( )
  snash | Aug 11, 2023 |
I found this very slow-moving, navel gazing book to start with. I struggle to like or empathise with Frank Bascombe, sportswriter, divorced father of two children, philanderer. However, by books end I wanted to continue the series. ( )
  HelenBaker | May 26, 2023 |
Eccezionale nella descrizione del quotidiano, della complicata semplicità dei comportamenti umani. Un punto di vista che parte da Haddam, New Jersey, e lì finisce, ma senza mancare di arrivare in ogni altra provincia di una middle-class davvero universale. ( )
  d.v. | May 16, 2023 |
Banal musings of a painfully boring, clueless, and self-absorbed man. The only good thing to come of this reading experience is knowing that I will never have to read another novel by Richard Ford. ( )
  BibliophageOnCoffee | Aug 12, 2022 |
A great example of a bleak, masculine story that was still engaging and interesting to a non bleak female reader. Frank lives in away I recognize from myself, geared at avoiding emotional distress or depth at all cost while internally obsessing over his emotional state.
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  Venarain | Jan 10, 2022 |
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Ford, Richardmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Wiel, Frans van derTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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My name is Frank Bascombe. I am a sportswriter.
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What’s friendship’s realest measure? I’ll tell you. The amount of precious time you’ll squander on someone else’s calamities and fuck-ups.
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Fiction. Literature. As a sportswriter, Frank Bascombe makes his living studying peopleâ??men, mostlyâ??who live entirely within themselves. This is a condition that Frank himself aspires to. But at thirty-eight, he suffers from incurable dreaminess, occasional pounding of the heart, and the not-too-distant losses of a career, a son, and a marriage. In the course of the Easter week in which Ford's moving novel transpires, Bascombe will end up losing the remnants of his familiar life, though with his spirits so

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As a sportswriter, Frank Bascombe makes his living studying people--men, mostly--who live entirely within themselves. This is a condition that Frank himself aspires to. But at thirty-eight, he suffers from incurable dreaminess, occasional pounding of the heart, and the not-too-distant losses of a career, a son, and a marriage. In the course of the Easter week in which Ford's moving novel transpires, Bascombe will end up losing the remnants of his familiar life, though with his spirits soaring.
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